If you’ve ever wanted to ride the popular scenic railroad that goes from New Mexico to Colorado, come along on our adventure aboard Cumbres & Toltec Chama, NM – it’s certainly a sight to see!
Our Adventure Aboard Cumbres & Toltec
It was a gorgeous day with no rain in site. It seemed like a full train with people from all over the world. Spectators were ever where taking photos of the train. Every time we passed a highway there were people stopped along the side of the road to take pictures or to just wave. Our adventure lasted all day and was a great experience.
There are several ways to ride the train – round trip, ride half way, ride one way and take a bus back. We chose to ride round trip. It was long, especially for our 7 year old. Had I known I might have chose to ride the train one way and take a bus back. I believe the price is the same, but do check it all out on their website – www.cumbrestoltec.org.
Check out the video and be sure to have your volume up – it’s loud though.
A little bit of History
The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is America’s longest and highest narrow gauge railroad. It’s also one of the country’s best preserved railroad museums, designated both a National and State Registered Historic Site and National Civil Engineering Landmark.
They say to keep all hands and arms inside the window, but I never heard them say anything about your head! Oops…don’t tell. I love this picture of our son…but did make him get his head back in after photo!! Hey, it’s a one-time adventure so I wanted to make it memorial – right! However, I have a friend here in Texas that takes her family every year – so who knows…we may go back too. Chama, NM is gorgeous and I know we will be back there.
We had a visit from Cinder Bear. He walked up and down the train from our first stop to our third stop, I believe, taking pictures with the kids and laughing and playing. It was fun for the kids to see Cinder Bear.
I love it when this kid picks up a map. I think I have 6 or 7 other photos where he’s looking at a map. Such a good educational experience for kids to looks at maps.
If you ever get a chance to ride Cumbres & Toltec – do it. It’s expensive and this pic above – they took one just like it and it cost $25, so save your money and good luck looking for a coupon. I could not find one. Not knocking this experience down, but do be prepared to spend some money….but the scenery and memories can’t be beat!
We truly enjoyed our adventure aboard Cumbres & Toltec. Take the ride when you can!